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Victoria Chapter Councillor Bios

Chair: Jamal Kadir MIIA CCSA 


Jamal is a Senior Risk & Compliance Manager at IOOF responsible for risk management, internal audit and compliance. 

Initially trained as a chemical engineer, he swapped his safety boots and laboratory coat for a suit and entered the financial services sector.

With 15+ years experience in risk management and internal audit across ASX listed 100 and Global 400 organisations, Jamal’s experience spans many industry sectors including financial services, private health insurance and health services, retail business, and education.

Over the years, Jamal has earned his reputation as a trusted advisor and constructive challenger. He approaches work with sensitivity to the business environment and organisational culture in an increasingly diverse workplace environment. 

He is an advocate of practical internal audit and risk management and is passionate about embedding risk management into business decision making and organisational culture.

Vice Chair: Rachel Mah PMIIA

Rachael is currently the Knowledge & Capability Manager in the Risk Services (Internal Audit) team at Pitcher Partners. Her role is to enhance the knowledge and capabilities of the risk consulting division through the implementation of internal audit and risk management global best practices, TeamMate Audit Management system, development and facilitation of training of  new internal auditors and managers.

Rachael has over 25 years of cumulative management and practitioner experience in risk management, internal audit, information security, training and consulting to public and private organisations across diverse industries in Australia and Asia Pacific. 

She is a professional facilitator for the Institute of Internal Auditors for various public and in housed courses (for more than 9 years) including Fundamentals of Internal Auditing and Effective Internal Audit Report Writing. Further, she is an International Advisor and Trainer on cross-cultural business skills for Australian private and public organisations including Telstra, Bupa, City of Greater Geelong and other firms that have business engagements with the Asia markets.

Judith Charlton MIIA(Aust)    

Judith Charlton is a senior audit professional with over 20 years internal audit experience across a variety of organisations and sectors, including financial services, education and health. Judith became a member of the Victorian Chapter Council in 2013 and was elected Chapter Chair in 2014.  

Judith became Director, Internal Audit at AMP, a leading financial services business in May 2016 prior to which she was the Head of Internal Audit for different aspects of the AMP business at various points in time including Insurance, Superannuation, Operations, Advice, Group Functions, IT and New Zealand.  Judith began her career working for an in-house internal audit function within a Hospital Trust based in the UK, before moving to KPMG. She has also worked at Aviva and for an internal audit consortium within the UK university sector, prior to relocating to Melbourne in 2006.
Judith is a qualified accountant and a Professional Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors. Judith is a regular mentor and volunteer both within her existing organisation (AMP) and for external organisations including the Smith Family and the Beacon Foundation.  Judith has also volunteered for the Victorian Department of Justice.    

Aamir Husain MIIA (Aust)
Aamir has over 10 years of experience assisting some of Australia’s medium to large financial services companies in accountancy, assurance, and advisory services. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Accountancy from the University of South Australia, a Bachelors of Commerce (HONS) (Management) and is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA Australia).
He is passionate about introducing new topics of thought leadership at the Victorian Chapter Council and wishes to assist in ongoing initiatives. He is keen to bridge collaboration with other leading professional bodies operating within greater Melbourne.

He volunteers with the Moonee Ponds Toastmasters Club - where he encourages members to hone their public speaking and leadership skills in a 'safe-constructive feedback' environment; and during his spare time, he plays Badminton, follows Cricket and enjoys riding on two wheels. 


Jane has over 12 years’ experience in financial and performance audit areas.  She started her audit career with PwC New York and has held various senior level roles in external audit, internal audit and risk management. Jane has a particular interest in risk based audit, and is enthusiastic about exploring new techniques and methodologies to improve audit efficiency and to drive great outcome for the entity.

Ser Ling Sim PMIIA CIA
Ser Ling has over  19 years of external and internal audit experience in the Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. She started her career with KPMG specializing in financial services and has provided training in insurance auditing. She has significant experience in the banking, insurance and fund management industries and is currently an Internal Audit Manager with MLC Life Insurance. Ser Ling is a Certified Internal Auditor and a Chartered Accountant, Singapore.

Ser Ling was elected to the Victorian Chapter Council in 2015 and is committed to helping fellow internal auditors stay current and networked as businesses evolve and innovate. Ser Ling has also taken on the role as Secretary to the Victorian Chapter Council.

Tania Stegemann PFIIA CIA CCSA CRMA  
Tania has over 25 years experience in audit and accounting, with over 15 years specialising in internal audit. Her career has included senior financial and audit roles in government, public accounting and the corporate sector and spans a variety of industries including banking, mining, gaming and construction. Early in her career, Tania spent 10 years working for the “Big 4” accounting firms, completing her Chartered Accounting qualification and a Master of Commerce.  She is a Certified Internal Auditor, holds a Certification in Control Self-Assessment, is an accredited Internal Audit Quality Assessor, as well as a Fellow Chartered Accountant.  

Tania is passionate about the development of world class internal auditing and has been involved with the Institute of Internal Auditors at a state, national and global level for many years. She is the immediate past  Victorian Chapter Chair as well as the Australian representative on the IIA’s Global Committee of Research and Education Advisors.

Jean was elected to the Victorian Chapter Council in 2017 and is an Internal Auditor at Melbourne Water. With experience in risk management, internal control and corporate governance, Jean provides professional guidance, advice and assurance to improve the control and operating environment. She offers particular focus on value-add and driving holistic and continuous improvement of processes within the business and industry.

She holds a Masters in Risk Management, a Bachelor of Science (Operations Research) and is also a Certified Internal Auditor.

Amy Loke MIIA(Aust)

Amy’s internal audit experience spans over 17 years working in Malaysia and Australia. After obtaining her Bachelors of Business degree (majoring in Finance), she started her journey and career in internal audit at PwC Kuala Lumpur and subsequently at KPMG Melbourne. She is currently with CSIRO as their Senior Internal Auditor.

Her experience includes internal audit, corporate governance, risk management and Sarbanes Oxley for various organisations and industries such as oil and gas, manufacturing, telecommunications, plantation, federal and state government, infrastructure, satellite television provider, energy and utilities and multinational firms.

Amy believes in diversity of ideas to solve a problem and being a trusted advisor to the organisation. She is keen to support activities that would help promote and develop the internal audit profession.

Kripa Khatri PMIIA
Manager Internal Audit, Newcrest Mining Limited. 

Contact Us

For more information about the Victoria Chapter Council and how to get involved, contact:
Chair, Victoria Chapter Council